Oh, the joys of Summer! So many activities to do with our dogs, and so little time. We have to battle the heat, but there are a lot of products to help with keeping your dog cool AND have fun! Here are my top 10 products for dogs this summer…
Chill Out Ice Bandana – My mother’s Goldendoodle, Sadie, is a “hot dog” even in the A/C! This is a staple in her house. Sadie wears this in door and out. All you have to do is wet it, put it in the freezer. It’s cooling and helps her regulate her body temperature.
Paw Ice Molds – This is a must have if your dog loves popsicles! There are so many fun things you can put in the molds to create an easy dog treat that keeps them cool and tastes good. Some of Benji & Milos include: goat milk, coconut oil, and yogurt with fruit inside!
Pet Cooling Gel Mat – We love this product! If your dog doesn’t destroy dog beds, this is even perfect for his/her kennel to keep them extra cool. Or, just bring it inside!
Stainless Steel Water Fountain – Not only is this great because it is stainless steel (plastic can harbor a ton of bacteria!), but the water fountain actually encourages the pet to drink and most pets love running water.
Pocket First Aid Kit – This should be a staple year round, but especially in the summer when dog’s seem to have more “accidents” it’s especially important to have a first aid kit, and this travel size is perfect for your daily dog walks!
Natural Flea + Tick Repellent – This spray is a natural way to repel not only fleas and ticks, but also mosquitos! Ticks are on the hunt in the summer and Lyme disease is a concern. We want those creepy crawlers GONE! Not to mention, it smells good. 😉
Pet Deshedding Brush – I haven’t tried this one personally, but have heard GREAT things about this brush. It’s known to reduce shedding up to 90%, which means help with loosing that winter coat!
Paw Balm – This is a great product to protect your pets paws during the summer. Try to walk in the cooler times (early morning/evening), but this is a great additional security to ensure their paws stay safe on the hot asphalt!
Dog Life Vest – If your dog is a swimmer, this can be a great tool! Whether in the pool or in the lake, it’s important to make sure they stay safe and above water.
Raw Paws Salmon Oil – Again, I love this year round, but it is especially nice in the Summer because it really helps their coats stay healthy! Great for hair and skin, the Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is a great source of Omega-3 and Omega-6.
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Just an update…
The other day we went to Petco and saw the Star Wars dog toy section. This gem popped right out at me and I said, “There’s Benji!”
I had to take him home to meet his twin and snap a photo. Too funny! How identical are these guys? People always tell me Benji reminds them of a creature out of Star Wars, and I take that as a compliment! 😉
This week, we have some fun new products we are going to be trying! We can’t wait to show you. You’ll be hearing from us on that in the coming days.
We also wanted to say THANK YOU for 100 likes on Facebook! We couldn’t be more excited. The boys think they are famous now, I have told them not to let it get to their heads.
Milo started obedience classes last week, he has his second class tonight. Wish us luck!
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I bought a cute hat and bandana from Petsmart this weekend, and I had to try it on the pups! We want to wish you all a safe and Happy (early) 4th of July! We are so grateful to be in a free country and for those who fight for our freedom.
Stay safe – and remember to keep your dogs indoors this holiday!!
“MOM! No pictures please!!”
“Okay, maybe a few…”
“I’m coming for my close up!!”
“MUM… You did NOT tell me I had to go in the GRASS!”
“I will stay over by the door where it is safe…”
“Just call me Abe Lincoln.”
Happy 4th of July!!!!! – Milo & Benji
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Milo was getting antsy and I had some errands to run, and I remembered I had gotten a dog stroller for my birthday in May and hadn’t put it to good use yet. Now, I am all for dogs walking and getting exercise but Milo is currently needing work on his leash pulling skills.
Although not to his knowledge, he is starting classes next week to work on this. 😉 SURPRISE!
This way I could kill two birds with one stone: get the items I needed at Michaels Craft Store and let my dog get some stimulation and socialization. Bonus for my arm not being ripped off in the process.
We needed to hit the cake isle for some decorating needs. My mothers birthday is coming up and I am in charge of the cake. We also got stuff to make some doggie cupcakes we can’t wait to show you guys!! Stay tuned for that.
Anytime I grabbed something, he wanted to know where I was going. “MOM! YOU MOVED!”
He loves the stroller, though. I don’t know if its because he feels like he’s inclosed in his kennel, but he is so well behaved in there. I wish I had gotten one sooner. I believe this one was from Amazon.
It has two drink holders and a spot I can sit stuff. The bottom section has a place for my purse, so I didn’t have my hands full. Nice little spot for my cupcake liners! And it has a back view of Milo so I can make sure he isn’t trying to stand up.
Which he tried to do in the check out line, he wanted to say hello to everyone!! Silly boy.